The warm weather had Bronxites springing into better health.
The NYC Department of Youth and Community Development welcomed the vernal season with its Spring Into Health Fair on Saturday, April 14 at P&J Beacon at I.S. 192.
The fair, sponsored by Councilman Mark Gjonaj, Phipps Neighborhoods, Community Board 10 and Throggs Neck Community Action Partnership, provided residents supplemental nutrition assistance; health insurance enrollment opportunities; blood pressure, vision and dental screenings and yoga, Zumba and CPR demonstrations.
(background photo) Children enjoyed some fun in the sun as they scaled a jungle gym. All Photo sby Edwin Soto
(1) (l-r) Shaniece Heath, community organizer of Archdiocese of NY Drug Abuse Prevention Program TNCAP; Edwin Scott; Patrick Caruso; Raquel Baez, CB 10 member; Bibi Samad and Ricky Green offered guests some healthy treats and freshly made salads.
(2) Patrick Caruso (back, r), CB 10 member and Edwin Scott (front, r), P&J Beacon director celebrated with the coaches and members of Throggs Neck Girl Scout Troops 1095 and 1096.
(3) Locust Point Civil Association and Preston Farmers Market’s Chrys Napolitano (l) joined Bronx Health REACH’s Juan Mendoza and Elecia Faiuaso in educating residents on healthier living.
(4) Local youth and their families had a field day playing sports in the warm spring weather.